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. mr. casey of pennsylvania. mr. corker of tennessee. the vice president: please raise your right hands. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. cruz of texas. mr. donnelly of indiana. mrs. feinstein of california. mrs. fischer of nebraska. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will
? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: i wonder if i might impose a question to the republican leader if he'd retake the floor. mr. mcconnell: i'd be happy to respond. mr. alexander: i want to congratulate the kwepbl for -- congratulate the republican leader for his remarks, but here is my question: we've arrived at a time when we have a newly elected president who's had a fine inaugural day. he has an agenda that he wants to follow which he announced in his inaugural address. it's not an agenda but most of us on this side agree with, but he has an agenda he wants to follow in the second term, all of which would ensure in his eyes his legacy as a president. but isn't there one thing that in order to get to that agenda or any other thing he and we have to do, and that is to address that red? and isn't the very best time -- isn't the very best time to do something difficult, something nobody wants to talk about, something that's hard, isn't the best time to do that at a time when we have a divided government, a democratic president, a republican house, and 30 or
officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: thank you, madam president. i ask that the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. alexander: thank you, madam president. i'm expecting the senator from louisiana, who i had planned to follow. but since he's not here yet, i'll go ahead with my remarks. unless he walks in the door just now, and then he can follow. he can follow me. we're both speaking today about selective enforcement of the law as it relates to the department of justice being willing to enforce the law against certain types of energy producers but not other types of energy producers. senator vitter from louisiana will talk about a letter that he and i will be sending to the attorney general of the united states asking why he does that. i see senator vitter coming in just now, so now that i've give unhim a preamble and a warmup of about two minutes, i think i'll sit do you and listen to what he has to say and then i'll add my comments to his when he finishes. mr. vitter: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. mr.
. mr. alexander: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: mr. president, i want to thank senator levin for his leadership and senator mccain, senator schumer, cardin, pryor and senator kyl who is now retired from the senate and senator barrasso. we're hopeful that the leaders will be able to recommend to us a set of changes in our rules and procedures and practices that will help the senate operate in a fairer and more efficient way. that's what all of us want. it's surprising how many of us want that. we all worked pretty hard to get here. we all understand we're political accidents. the senator from maine, the senator from arkansas, all of us know that. we're just very fortunate to be here. and while we're here, we'd like to contribute something. and that gets down really to just a couple of things. let's have a committee bill come to the floor, let's make it easy for it to come to the floor, and let us make it easy for senators from the various states and the various points of view to have their say, to offer their amendment, to have it vote
smith of new jersey and diane black of tennessee also addressed the marchers. marking the 40th anniversary of the roe v. wade decision which legalized abortion. [background sounds] [background sounds] >> many streets are closed for the rally and march, which will take marchers to the steps of the supreme court this afternoon. we are covering this event in its entirety life on a website. go to >> tonight at eight we wish we highlight some president obama's second inauguration festivities beginning with the pre-ceremony events. >> you can see all that tonight at 8 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> personal-finance starts as we now in the 1930s with sylvia porter. it's really a spinoff out of the self-help business of the 1930s to the 1930s are known for everything from the hard economic times of the 1930s you see everything from alcoholics anonymous developed in the 1930s to napoleon they can get rich to various personal activist movements. fascism and communism. and there's this fulcrum going on at the. some -- over a period of you. and our goal is to educate people s
the floor. mr. alexander: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. alexander: it seems lately i come to the floor when the republican leader is make being reasonable and sensible proposals. i heard him say the same thing last weefnlg iragre week. the president is elected. he deserves credit for that. he now has a chance to define his legacy. es he's told us what that is ins inaugural address. isn't this the right time to get out of the way? hasn't the house of representatives actually given us an unexpected three or four months in which we can do it in so if president obama wants, as i'm sure he must, to begin to work on the other issues that he talked about in his inaugural address -- immigration, for example, these other important issues -- why would we not go work right now as the republican leader says and deal with the runaway, out-of-control entitlement vend d spending that's going to -- spending that's going to bankrupt the program that seniors depend upon to pay their medical bills? we know that's going to a the chair trustees have seder it wil-- have
industry initiatives in colorado and tennessee. emily derocco runs her own firm called e3 which is linking economic development and skills training and workforce. the party that she was at the manufacturing institute. prior to that she played senior role in the department of labor. and, finally, the mayor of the great city of louisville, greg fischer, who actually has a background in manufacturing. it's very interestingly upon taking office has been working with the mayor of lexington, kentucky, on a dual metro effort, a regional effort on advanced manufacturing. let me just set some context of the papers we put out yesterday, and for the conversation today. first, a very quick reality check. we still think about manufacturing in the united states as yesterdays economy. as opposed to the vanguard of innovation in our economy. 9% of the jobs, 11% of the gdp, 35% of our engineers and 68% of private sector r&d, 90% of our patents. we may be the only mature a company to somehow decouple production in innovation. trust me, the germans are not doing it. the japanese are not doing it, and the chi
. i actually started off, um, as a lawyer. i'm from a real small town in east tennessee, and my mom who raised three kids on her own didn't have a college education, but she just, you know, imbued in me the notion that i could do anything i wanted to do. >> how did she do that? did she just tell you that every day? or how did you feel she knew that? >> well, she had very high expectations and let me know that she expected me to do well in school. but when i would talk to her about, gee, i'd love to work in the white house someday, or i'm interested in politics, i'm interested in being a lawyer, she never said -- she said you'll have to study hard, you'll have to make good grades, because you'll need to get a scholarship, because i won't be able to afford it. but she never said, you know, it was the sky's the limit. that really was her view. and it really made me think i could do anything. so i did go to law school, and in the early '80s when i got out of law school, i went back to tennessee to practice and was going around to law firms, and even at that point there weren't that many
freedom ring in california. >> [inaudible] let freedom ring from lookout mountain and tennessee. let freedom ring from every hill in mississippi. >> from every mountainside, let freedom ring. stannic and when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring from every village, every hamlet, every state and every city. >> we will be able to speed up that day when all of god's children, black men, white men, jews and gentiles, protestants, catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of old negro spiritual. >> free at last! free at last! thank god almighty, we are free at last! [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ with ♪ ♪ we are free, free at last ♪ we are free ♪ free at last ♪ ♪ ♪ [cheering] >> live pictures this afternoon at the lincoln memorial as we continue bringing shots from around the nation's capital on this inaugural weekend. fifth grade students from watkins elementary school on the national mall in washington giving the annual reading of dr. martin luther king i have a dream speech from august of 1963 kuran washington fifth. now to the whit
in only by further isolation of the international community. we continue polluters to tennessee for diplomacy, but actions like this undercut efforts of the international community to resolve concerns or is there clear opinion. >> the president recovery board arguably succeeded in stopping the recession if you will. >> the perab success is the administration and congress that help go for the recovery act, measure is to say say the mobile industry, they voted for measures to stem the crisis in the financial sector. there's no question of base from perab, from as they canceled that actions are taken by those in power to take this action, the president and congress. >> all except that. >> since it is created, unemployment has fallen only 1.1% seems excessive that? >> again come the president repeatedly talks about the need for us to do more, that we're not where you want to beat with economic growth and job creation. there's no? people would be employed have republicans start to surpass the american jobs act. it's a simple mathematical fact that he would be where teachers the class
and and a daschle process that never existed before. as they do at enormous oak ridge and tennessee but also an enormous facility out in hanford, washington, where plutonium will be processed for the atomic bomb that will be dropped on nagasaki. >> this is a process that bill knudsen sets in motion. through the, through the top prime contractors down to the subcontractors on through the rest of the american economy and industry that gets underway. by time of pearl harbor it's a wartime which is gone production which is gone from basically a standing start to approaching that of nazi germany. by the end of 9042 when the effort really gets rolling, by the end of 1942 when the effort really gets started with full conversion of the automobile industry, for example, over the wartime production, the united states is out producing all of the axis powers combined, and by the end of 1943, american economy is producing more war material and germany, ma the soviet union and great britain combined. ford motor company alone produces more than mussolini's economy as a whole. and, in fact, we produce enoug
in response to justice kennedy's question. in tennessee v. garner you have half the states that have abrogated the rule. in richards v. wisconsin, you have half the states that did not sport an exception the -- support an exception to the no knock rule. here we have half the states in the country that would not have permitted what went on in this case. thank you very much. >> thank you, counsel. mr. koester, we'll give you three minutes. >> thank you. everyone agrees that the closer a chemical test is taken to the time of driving, the more reliable the evidence of intoxication is, the more reliable the evidence of impairment is. so under the respondent's approach, it would be mandated that we're going to allow the most reliable evidence to dissipate and degrade over a period of time in favor of admittedly less reliable ed taken at a later -- evidence taken at a later time. and that's simply inconsistent with fourth amendment jurisprudence and other destruction of evidence cases. i believe the respondent's proposed rule here is completely impractical be unworkable -- and unworkable. if there ar
with tough programs. mayor ron littlefield of tennessee said in one of our round table in augusta, georgia. it's important that different regions learn and even borrow workable solutions from each other. question did b a bsh -- we can be a clearing house of good idea and share solutions that worked in other parts of the country. this helps avoid past mistakes, but it also provides solid evidence there is a solution that can work, and you can take to your councils and legislators and voters. it's important that the workable solutions get put on the table. we heard over and over and over again how in our round table and in our scholarly paper the need to find the right balance between business and government. we created the conservation leadership partnership to evaluate and education mother alternative and entrepreneurial based solutions that can entice everybody, conservatives, liberals, rastafarian, whoever can be here. but the shared goal of scef conserving our environment. at the hilton head round table we heard about how the challenges that state fish and wildlife agencies are having t
officer: the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: thank you. i want to thank the chairman for holding the business meeting the way he held it today and the hearings last week for this confirmation. i know a lot of people think that because of the way partisan politics are here in washington that sometimes we can't be happy for someone on the other side of the aisle when they do well, and nothing could be further from the truth. i just want to say that i thought that senator kerry acquitted himself exceptionally well in the hearings we had last week. i thought they were wide-ranging, and i think he had the opportunity to display the depth of knowledge that he has on many issues. i don't know of anybody who's lived a life that has been more oriented towards ultimately being secretary of state than john kerry. and for that, i also am happy for him and his family and the fact that very soon he's going to be able to express himself on behalf of our nation in this way. i think most of you know his dad was a foreign service officer. i know that you know that he certainly made a splash -- som
? the presiding officer: the senior senator from tennessee is recognized. mr. alexander: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, patty paige died on new year's day this year. she was 85 years oasmed the senate has not been in session for most of the time since then. i wanted to come to the floor today to pay a tennessean's tribute to petitio to patty pai. she's best known for the tennessee song "the tennessee waltz." a few years ago when i met her for the first time, she told me the story of the tennessee waltz. i knew some of it but she completed the rest of it. 1946, a couple of tennesseans, peawee king and redd stewart, were driving from memphis to nashville. that was before interstate highways. it took a pretty good amount of time to drive that distance. i don't know whether they were drinking a beer or not on the way from memphis to nashville but they were relaxed and one of them said to the other, why is it kentucky and missouri have a waltz and tennessee doesn't have a waltz? and so on the way from memphis to nashville, they took out a penny match box, which is one of these big boxes with
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